New Delhi: One of the prominent varsities in the US, the Boston University, is likely to open a campus in India. Its President is visiting New Delhi in January for the purpose.
Varsity President Robert A. Brown is expected to meet Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and attend a seminar on de-regulating Indian education on January 9, 2010.
The development took place after Sibal toured the university in October and had a discussion with Brown about an Indian campus of Boston University.
"Minister Sibal's visit was a wonderful opportunity to hear first hand about the opportunities and challenges for higher education in India and to brief the minister and his delegation on Boston University programmes in research and education," Brown has been quoted as saying in his campus magazine.
"Our discussions uncovered many synergies between the strengths of Boston University and the opportunities in India. We look forward to exploring these opportunities further," he added.
India is in talks with several world-class varsities and have invited them to open campuses here. Sibal had already discussed the issue with several top administrators of Harvard, Yale and Duke Universities.
The country is also set to table a bill in the Parliament to allow foreign universities to set up campuses here.
During his tour of Boston, Sibal had said, "We are looking at institutions of excellence. We would like the best in the world to come to India, and it is in that sense that we would welcome Boston University." IANS